Sessional Youth Practitioner
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1891
  • Published: Thu 15/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Sessional Youth Practitioner

Sessional Youth Practitioner

£17.36 - £18.93 hourly rate, JNC grading for youth and community workers

Overall Purpose of Role

As a significant member of this Big Lottery funded preventative mental health service, you will be willing to get stuck in to establishing this service in a demanding and challenging context, positively responding to challenges with creative thinking and a can-do attitude.

You will have a history of working with vulnerable young people with the skills and attributes to build excellent working relationships with young people, school staff, parents and other professionals working in the community. You will understand the challenges families face and have a sensitivity to working with schools to support young people to thrive.

You will be comfortable using your youth work skills to work in both formal school contexts, as well as Informal community contexts. You will be using your excellent facilitation skills to deliver a range of interventions.   

You will have robust recording and self-management skills; able to manage a complex caseload while working creatively with other services and professionals to best meet the needs of young people.

You will have experience of working with young people who have emerging mental health difficulties, additional needs and a keen interest in building resilience in young people.

We currently have vacancies within our Youth Practitioner and Coproduction Practitioner Teams.

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Your Time Service

Managing your own caseload of young people, providing 1:1 bespoke wellbeing support to young people aged between 5 to 25 (those with SEND needs) in a variety of settings which may include schools, virtual platforms, young peoples’ homes and other community settings, as appropriate to meet their needs.

Wellbeing Roadshows

Facilitating pop up sessions with professionals across Newham to meet the needs of diverse audiences (both young people and professionals).

Youth Panel

Planning, delivering and supporting the delivery of Youth Panel. Empowering and support vulnerable young people 10 to 25 (those with SEND needs) to be actively engaged in decision making on service strategy and wider matters that affect them, raising the profile of their voice within Newham, as well as nationally.

Recording, administrative and ad hoc tasks (in line with service needs)

Relating to your role there will be routine and adhoc reporting and administrative tasks to be completed in line with standard operating procedures and upon line manager’s request.

Job Context

  1. Full Time 36 hours (job share and part time with a minimum of 21.6 hours may be considered)
  2. The post holder reports to the Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Manager / Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Coproduction Lead, as relevant.
  3. The post holder will be required to prioritise taking annual leave during school holidays and to work to a flexible schedule involving some extended afternoons, evenings and, occasional weekends.
  4. The post holder in the current climate will be working in accordance with government and LBN guidance in relation to working from home but ordinarily the role will require an individual to travel to a number of school sites and community settings across the borough.

Closing date 29/9/22

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Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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